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The Legendary Songs of Harry Chapin to Play in Hartford, CT

October 20, 2002

Thanks to Mike Grayeb for submitting the following:

Hi Brian. Hope you're doing well. Our friends Paul and Melanie Motter of Satinwood, along with Big John Wallace and Howard Fields, are performing another incredible "Legendary Songs of Harry Chapin" show in Hartford, CT on November 22nd. I've seen their show at least 4 times and every time I've been amazed at the talent and enjoyment of this show. Plus it's part of WHY's annual Hungerthon, which this year, expands to Hartford, CT. This concert will co-benefit WHY and the Hartford Food System, an amazing local grassroots group doing great things to help eradicate hunger in Connecticut.

Tickets are already moving fast, so if you could let your visitors know about the show, we'd appreciate it. Thanks Brian, and by the way, the site looks great as always!

- Mike Grayeb
WHY Board of Directors

The Legendary Songs of Harry Chapin

  • Friday, November 22nd
  • 7:30 pm
  • Asylum Hill Congregational Church
  • Hartford, CT
  • (800 seats, a beautiful gothic cathedral with great acoustics and an acclaimed music series)
  • Satinwood (Eric, Melanie & Paul)
  • with special guests Howard Fields and 'Big John' Wallace
  • plus guitarist Jeff Tisdel.
  • A benefit for Hartford Food System and World Hunger Year
  • Tickets, directions and info at
  • Sponsor info? Please email or give us a call at (860) 668-0098


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The Latest Release

Sniper & Other Love Songs


In 1972, Harry released Sniper & Other Love Songs. Thirty years would pass before the album would ever reach the CD format. Sniper was finally re-released in June, 2002.

Originally given a working title of Sweet City Suite, the album tells the story of various characters one might run into in a city. The album features the original studio versions of Chapin classics "A Better Place to Be" and "Circle." But perhaps more importantly (as those songs are already well-distributed on compilation CDs), the album features seemingly lost Chapin stories, including "And the Baby Never Cries," "Burning Herself," "Barefoot Boy," and "Woman Child."

Sniper is for the seasoned Chapin fan. New fans would do better to check out Greatest Stories Live. But for Chapin fans who have reached the level of the Dance Band on the Titanic album, this is the next step. Slightly over-produced and having a little of the "forced" feel that some of Harry's studio albums possess, this album does not capture the powerfully live Harry Chapin. Nonetheless, it captures Harry's great iconoclastic songwriting--Harry takes the story song to new heights here. But the album works best for those ready for it; don't buy it until you are ready to appreciate it!